Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Most Amazing Map

To begin my week of travel posts, I thought I would share one of my new favorite discoveries in Reykjavík: a 3D topographic map of Iceland located in Ráðhús (CIty Hall). The 76 m² (818 ft²) map is made of 1mm-thick sheets of cardboard mounted on plywood and took about four years to complete. It was made by the Reykjavík Model Laboratory for Reykjavík's 200th anniversary in 2006. I was astounded by the detail of the map and, just back from a road trip along the south coast a few weeks ago, I loved finding all the places I had been to. I was there alone for most of my visit which was a wonderful way to take it all in.

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